In the Matter of the Joint Application of Southern††††††† )
Union Company d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy, ††††††††††††† )††††††††
The Laclede Group, Inc., and Laclede Gas† ††††††††† ††††††††† )†††††
Company for an Order Authorizing the Sale,††††††††† †††††††††††††† )†††††††† File No.† GM-2013-0254
Transfer, and Assignment of Certain Assets and†††††††† )
Liabilities from Southern Union Company to †††††††††††††† )
Laclede Gas Company and, in Connection †††††††††††††††† )
Therewith, Certain other Related Transactions††††††††††† )
Issue Date:† February 13, 2013†††††††††††††††††††††††††† Effective Date:† February 13, 2013
On January 14, 2013, Southern Union Company, d/b/a Missouri Gas Energy, The Laclede Group, Inc., and Laclede Gas Company, filed an application asking the Commission to approve a sale in which Laclede Gas Company would acquire the entire franchise, works, and system of Southern Unionís Missouri Gas Energy operating division.† The Commission provided notice of that filing and established February 13 as the deadline for interested parties to apply to intervene.† †
On January 30, the City of Kansas City applied to intervene.† Kansas City is a municipality of the State of Missouri that takes service from Missouri Gas Energy.† In addition, MGE provides service to the residents of the city and to the businesses operating in the city.† More than ten days have passed since Kansas City applied to intervene and no party has objected to that application.†
The Commission finds that Kansas Cityís interest in this case is different from that of the general public, and may be adversely affected by a final order arising from this case.† Furthermore, the Commission finds that allowing Kansas City to intervene will serve the public interest.† Therefore, in accordance with Commission Rule 4 CSR 240-2.075(4), the Commission will grant the application to intervene. †
THE COMMISSION ORDERS THAT:
1.†††††† The Application to Intervene of the City of Kansas City is granted.
2.†††††† This order shall become effective upon issuance.
BY THE COMMISSION
( S E A L )
Morris L. Woodruff, Chief Regulatory
Law Judge, by delegation of authority
pursuant to Section 386.240, RSMo 2000.
on this 13th day of February, 2013.